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"Technical support has been good. They respond quite quickly.""The most valuable feature for me is container scanning because I am interested in CICD security.""The solution can integrate with third parties and meets standard compliance."

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"The solution is very stable.""The most valuable feature is the breadth of vulnerabilities that it finds. It's able to find across a lot of different platforms and operating systems. It's also able to combine local testing with network-based testing.""Nessus is good at finding out what nodes you have in place. It will then provide you a report, by node, of what the vulnerabilities are. It does it quickly and stealthfully.""It also has an executive report where you don't have to provide the client all the detail for them to sift though. But if they wish to dig through the detail they can.""Among the most valuable features are scanning for vulnerabilities and the reporting. The reporting templates are okay. I like that I can see all the hosts with different vulnerabilities.""The most valuable feature is how it scanned and detected through its database to let us know exactly what fixes we needed to put in place for the vulnerabilities. It detects and it also gives you the way to fix it.""Nessus gives me a good preview of vulnerabilities and good suggestions for remediation. It's easy to find a description of a given vulnerability and solutions for it.""Scanners and reports using CIS templates ("de-facto" standard, easy to fix and to locate correction tips at documentation), tests against cloud providers, database profiles, several types of telecom devices, and others highly customizable scans."

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"The interface could be improved; right now it's running on two interfaces simultaneously.""It would be helpful if Tenable could be more clear with regard to everything the solution can and cannot do with the particular license that you have.""An area of improvement for this solution is being able to customize the dashboard. For example, the dashboard does not allow us to view a previous months vulnerability results alongside current results to make comparisons."

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"I would like to see an improvement in the ranking of high, medium and low vulnerability.""There is room for improvement in finishing the transition to the cloud. We'd like to see them keep on improving the Tenable.io product, so that we can migrate to it entirely, instead of having to keep the Tenable.sc on-prem product.""One area with room for improvement is instead of there just being a PDF format for output, I'd like the option of an Excel spreadsheet, whereby I could better track remediation efforts and provide reporting off of that.""We use credentialed scans. They need more permissions and more changes or settings on Windows and Linux.""There is room, overall, for improvement in the way it groups the workstations and the way it detects, when the vulnerability is scanned. Even when we would run a new scan, if it was an already existing vulnerability, it wouldn't put a new date on it.""One area that has room for improvement is the reporting. I'm preparing reports for Windows and Linux machines, etc. Currently, I'm collecting three or four reports and turning them into one report. I don't know if it is possible to combine all of them in one report, but that would be helpful.""Model OS costs (and its segregation schema for individual modules).""We would like to have the option of using the solution for the cloud as well as on-premises with the same license at the same time. That would be very helpful."

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"There are additional features that can be licensed for an additional cost.""The solution is not too expensive."

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"Nowadays, your vulnerability applications are going to be kind of pricey because lots of them, including Rapid7, are based upon a base price, but then they add in the nodes. That's where they get you. If you're a big network, obviously, you need to scan everything. Therefore, it's going to be costly. The risk and insurance money associated with having ransomware on my networks is going to cost me more money, time, and marketing than the price of the tool. That's why I'm speaking only as an information security officer to security operations. This is the tool that is there in my toolbox to say whether we vulnerable or not. At this point, I don't care about how much it costs my company to have it because if I wasn't able to report it and we got ransomware, then who cares? I'm probably going to be out of business because it happened. That's why I don't care about the price. I have it, and I could use it effectively and do my report. At the end of the day, even if we get ransomware, as long as I reported it, followed my protocol, and put in the change, irrespective of whether it was ignored or denied, I did my job."

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Tenable.io Vulnerability Management provides the most accurate information about all your assets and vulnerabilities in ever-changing environments. Available for cloud or on-prem deployment, Tenable.io features a streamlined interface, intuitive guidance, and seamless integrations that help security teams maximize efficiency. When visibility and insight matter most, Tenable.io helps you truly understand your Cyber Exposure.

Nessus Professional is the industry’s most widely deployed assessment solution for identifying the vulnerabilities, configuration issues, and malware that attackers use to penetrate your, or your customer's network. With the broadest coverage, the latest intelligence, rapid updates, and an easy-to-use interface, Nessus offers an effective and comprehensive vulnerability scanning package for one low cost.

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Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is ranked 7th in Vulnerability Management with 3 reviews while Tenable Nessus is ranked 1st in Vulnerability Management with 14 reviews. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is rated 8.6, while Tenable Nessus is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Tenable.io Vulnerability Management writes "Supports container scanning, and the technical support is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable Nessus writes "Easy to use, good support, and gives full reports of what's vulnerable per device". Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is most compared with Tenable SC, Rapid7 InsightVM, Snyk, Flexera Software Vulnerability Manager and Orca Security, whereas Tenable Nessus is most compared with Tenable SC, Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM, Rapid7 Metasploit and Tripwire IP360. See our Tenable Nessus vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management report.

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